Expresiones con verbos claves - Verbo "to play"
Idioms with key verbs - Verb "to play"
|to play a waiting game
||dejar pasar el tiempo
|to play ball
|to play by ear
||tocar de oído
|to play cat and mouse
||jugar al gato y al ratón
|to play dirty
|to play footsie
||acariciar con el pie
- The doctors are playing a waiting game and my husband is getting worse!
- Everybody's willing to play ball for the good of the company.
- My son's a genius! He can play Beethoven by ear!
- The serial killer sends letters to the police, as if he were playing cat and mouse.
- I don't like playing with Stan, he plays dirty.
- We were having dinner at this fancy restaurant and Susan started to play footsie with me!
|to play games
|to play hard to get
||hacerse el/la difícil
|to play hooky
||hacerse la rabona, faltar a clase
|to play into someone's game
||seguirle el juego a alguien
|to play it cool
||hacer como si nada
|to play it safe
||ir a lo seguro
|to play one's cards close to one's chest
||no soltar prenda
- Rob never loved Kelly, he was just playing games with her.
- Don't give yourself to him so easily! You have to play hard to get!
- Chris and I played hooky today and went to play video games.
- If we want to know what he's up to, we'll have to play into his game.
- When other kids made fun of me at school I just played it cool.
- Your previous essay was great but in this one you're just playing it safe.
- All we can do is wait and see what they do because they'll play their cards colse to their chest.
|to play one's cards right
||hacer una buena jugada
|to play possum
||hacerse el dormido
|to play second fiddle to someone
||desempeñar un papel secundario
|to play the field
||tantear el terreno
|to play the fool
||hacer el tonto
|to play to the gallery
||jugar para la galería
|to play with fire
||jugar con fuego
- If you play your cards right, you'll win the next presidential election.
- A pregnant woman got on the bus and everybody played possum not to give her a seat.
- Ken thinks he's the boss at the office but he just plays second fiddle to Mr. Peters.
- Kate played the field for some time before she got married.
- Melissa, stop playing the fool and start doing your homework!
- If you want to sell your product, you'll have to play to the gallery.
- The judge is playing with fire trying to stop drug dealers.